Swimming is great exercise, a challenging sport, effective therapy, a valuable life skill, and just plain fun. There’s nowhere better to learn than the Y, where we’ve been helping all ages to swim for more than 100 years.

Your membership at the North Central Missouri YMCA gives you access to the pool at the Grand River Area Family YMCA in Chillicothe.  The 25 yard lap pool is available throughout the day offering adult lap swimming, water aerobics, volleyball, swim lessons, swim team practice, and open swim times.   The pool is heated to a warm 86 degrees Fahrenheit: the perfect and comfortable environment for children and adults to have aquatic fun.  The pool depth ranges from 3.5 to 4 feet on the edges, sloping to 6 feet in the center, and the Y is proud to offer a self-operating hydro water powered lift, along with a stand to sit lift, to help physically disabled swimmers get in and out of the pool.   


To view the current pool and/or swim lesson schedule or to find out more about our water aerobic classes and other aquatic programming, please visit